When it comes to our ability to focus and be productive, most of us tend to perform best in the morning, which is why it is crucial to prepare ourselves with a good morning routine. If you start your day off on the wrong foot, you are likely to continue being grumpy and crabby the rest of the day. However, if you kick it off on a positive note, you will continue your day in the same spirit, which is sure to be fulfilling and rewarding. A well-organized morning is the basis of a successful day. So, here are some tips you can easily include in your morning ritual in order to have a happier, healthier, and more productive day:

Rise and shine

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The snooze button might be your best friend in the morning, but it is actually making it a lot more difficult to get up. While you may feel like you’re getting those extra fifteen minutes of sleep you so desperately need, hitting the snooze button confuses your body and makes you more tired and irritable. From now on, the best thing to do would be to get out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off. It may be difficult at first, but soon enough, you’ll get used to it and your body will thank you by providing you with larger levels of energy and motivation in the morning.

Activate your body

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One of the best things you can do in the morning when you’re not overwhelmed with exhaustion and fatigue is to jumpstart your day with a good workout. Start off with some light stretching and use your newfound strength to get your body moving, even if that means just going for a morning jog. Apart from doing wonders for your health, exercising regularly improves your mood and provides you with a great amount of energy to conquer the day ahead.

Hydrate early on

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After a long night’s sleep, our bodies tend to dehydrate, which leaves us feeling nauseous and weak. This is why you should always start your mornings with a cold glass of water that not only replenishes lost moisture but also helps you feel more awake and invigorated throughout the day. You could add a few drops of lemon to your glass of water to give your metabolism a quick boost and flush out toxins more easily.

Treat yourself with something special

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Most of us view our morning cup of coffee as an integral part of the day, but we rarely think about making this ritual a bit more special. Why not try brewing your coffee differently every day, or experimenting with different tastes, which you can easily do with handy Nespresso chocolate pods. You can also use this time to do the things you enjoy, but rarely find the time for, like reading a good book or listening to your favorite music. It is very important to dedicate a part of the day just for yourself and there’s no better time to do that than in the peaceful hours of your mornings.

Do a Digital Cleanse

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Avoiding your phone and computer when you wake up is another great stress-free morning ritual. After a good night’s sleep, your brain is well-rested and it is not the best idea to immediately bombard it with tons of unnecessary information. Instead of reaching for your phone first thing in the morning, use this time to have some peace and enjoy your morning rituals. There is plenty of time during the day to read your e-mails, check social media, or catch up on the latest news. But the morning is the best time to turn your gadgets off and let your mind rest.

Set Your Daily Goals

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Creating a list of everything you need to accomplish is a great way of staying organized throughout the day. No matter how good you are at remembering, mental notes are never reliable. That is why you should write down a do-to list and tick off every task you complete. Apart from keeping your mind clear and focused, this habit will give you a great sense of accomplishment and motivation to move ahead with your day.

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Peter Minkoff
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Peter is a beauty and fashion editor at HighStyleLife magazine. Besides writing, he worked as a freelance fashion stylist in Europe and Australia. A true craft beer and soy latte aficionado, he loves spending his days at the beach and visiting second hand stores on a daily basis. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.

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